CHATHAM, Va. — At their April 21, 2021 meeting, the Womack Foundation Board of Directors approved a total of $425,000 in grants to area organizations for the current grant cycle.
Established in 1963 by philanthropists Charles and Estelle Womack, the Womack Foundation supports a variety of programs that benefit residents of Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, North Carolina.
The foundation primarily offers grants to organizations for the planning, implementation and development of programs that enhance and improve education and recreation for young people who would not otherwise be able to engage in such activities because of financial constraints.
Grants awarded include:
Epic Caswell – $6,500;
Danville Church Based Tutorial – $15,000;
Caswell Council for the Arts – $5,000;
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History – $9,000;
Hoop Don’t Shoot – $8,000;
Southside Soccer Club – $13,000;
Salvation Army - $30,000;
Friends of the Library/City of Danville – $3,000;
Blue Ridge Mountain Boy Scouts – $10,000;
Danville Speech and Hearing – $5,000;
DCC Educational Foundation – $10,000;
First Tee of Central Carolina – $13,000;
Danville Pittsylvania County Community Services – $10,000;
Danville Science Center – $7,500;
Danville Concert Association – $10,000;
Caswell Parrish – $10,000;
Second Chance Outreach Ministries - $6,000;
Pittsylvania County NAACP Youth Council - $6,000;
Big Brothers / Big Sisters - $20,000;
George Washington High School Band - $50,000;
Southside Area Tennis - $10,000;
Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H - $5,000
Danville Area Training Center - $7,000;
Danville Public School Foundation - $10,000;
God’s Pit Crew - $10,000;
Boys and Girls Club - $10,000;
Camp Selah - $10,000;
Westmoreland Neighborhood - $12,000;
Alliance for Excellence - $7,000;
Dry Fork Christian Academy - not to exceed $12,000.
Danville YMCA - $10,000;
Caswell County Schools Athletics - $25,000;
Tunstall High School Athletics - $25,000;
George Washington High School Athletics - $25,000.
The foundation will consider the next round of funding in April 2022.
For more information, visit womackfoundation.com.